Roots-rockers keep on keepin' on

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The Blasters – 4-11-44

In the mythic America some of us carry around in our heads, every bar boasts a house band like The Blasters. It’s pointless to suggest they still miss Dave Alvin’s songwriting, as it’s 18 years since he quit and, if they can get over it, so can we. That said, the best song here is probably a cover?”Daddy Rollin’ Stone”. But brother Phil Alvin is still on board, and the rootsy mix of blues, rock, country and soul continues to provide the perfect soundtrack in the roadhouse of our minds.